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Armenian president dismisses head of National Security Service

Argishti Karamyan dismissed by the president amid conflict with Azerbaijan.
08.10.2020 - 13:09

Armenian’s president on Thursday dismissed the head of the country's National Security Service.

NIKOL PASHINYAN PROPOSED HIS DISMISSIAL

Armen Sarkissian dismissed Argishti Karamyan from his post, according to a decree on the Armenian presidential website.

Karamyan's dismissal came at the suggestion of Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan, it said.

The decree gave no reason for the dismissal, but he was apparently only appointed this June.

The move also comes amid combat with Azerbaijani forces after Armenian forces attacked on Sept. 27, in which Armenian forces have reportedly suffered heavy losses.